Here is your chance to go much broader and much deeper. Develop a thesis and support it with an argument. You are expected to use at least three academic sources beyond your assigned readings. Use the same list of films (you are not permitted to write on the same films you chose for your two analyses). Though the aspects listed below are certainly viable, you should ask larger questions. You might consider genre, auteurs, a study based on industry/economics, history, socio-political contexts, issues of adaptation, etc.
Some aspects you might examine:
Consider the main conflicts. What values are suggested? Are there major patterns in the film?
Consider the beginning and closing images of the film. Do they suggest anything about the themes or values?
Consider the questions or points from your readings in light of the film itself.
Consider the films screened in class from a comparative approach. Are there similarities in style, theme, or ideology? If they deal with the same issue/topic, do they differ? How and why?
Examine the film from an aesthetic perspective…thinking about narrative structure and cinematic elements. To what effect are they used?
LIST OF FILMS:
2009 Lost Memories
The Berlin Film
A Bittersweet Life
Asako in Ruby Shoes
Forever the Moment
I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Ok
JSA – Joint Security Area
Memories of Murder
A Moment to Remember
My 13th Mother
My Wife is a Gangster
One Fine Spring Day
Please Teach Me English
Saving My Hubby
Spring, Summer, Autum, Winter….Spring
The Foul King
The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
The Ring Virus
The Romantic President
The Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
The Way Home
A Werewolf Boy